Simon Conolly : Sculptor
‘Birders’ A new series of sculptures first seen at the Malvern Autumn Show and also exhibited at ‘Art in Clay’ at The Maltings in Farnham, Surrey 18/19 November 2017.
These figures are designed to sit individually or in groups, on plinths or shelves either inside or outside.
Kiftsgate Court near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire hosted the Oxford Sculptors Group event ‘Sculpture at Kiftsgate’ from 19 August until 6 September 2017. Simon had one piece ‘Wenlock Edge’ on display.
‘Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design’ at Thirlestaine Long Gallery, Cheltenham 19 – 28 August 2017. This annual exhibition is primarily an exhibition of contemporary bespoke designer-maker furniture but also included selected works from leading artisans in disciplines such as sculpture. Simon had several indoor wall mounted sculptures and two outdoor pieces.
‘Talking Cobblers’ was part of the Surrey Sculpture Society’s Sculpture Trail at RHS Wisley from 19 August – 24 September 2017. For the first time the line up included a dog!
‘Second City Bragging Rights’ was exhibited at the RBSA’s ‘Metropolis’ Exhibition in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham between 24 August – 30 September 2017.
‘Fight, Protect, Engage’ was a finalist at the Wildlife Artist of the Year Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London which ran from 28 June – 2 July 2017.
‘Sorting Out The Economy’ was exhibited at the Surrey Hills Sculpture Garden, Birtley Estate, near Guildford between 30 April – 13 May 2017.
‘A Snog in the Garden’ is currently on show at RHS Hyde Hall near Chelmsford until Sunday 30 July 2017.
‘Long Wait for the 147A’ was exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) Annual Exhibition 2017 at the Mall Galleries in London. The exhibition ran from Wednesday 22 March until Saturday 1 April.
Details from two of the panels from ‘Long Wait for the 147A’
Simon’s two pieces ‘Low Tide, Haslar Creek, Gosport I’ and ‘Low Tide, Haslar Creek, Gosport II’ were selected for the Royal Society of Marine Artists Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London between Wednesday 28 September and Saturday 8 October 2016.
Simon’s frieze ‘Migration, Pure Theatre’ was selected for the ‘Wildlife Artist of the Year 2016’ exhibition which was held at The Mall Galleries, London between 27 June and 2 July 2016. The piece was awarded a ‘highly commended’ rating by the judges.
Simon also had an artwork selected for the Wildlife Artist of The Year 2015 exhibition.
In 2014 his stoneware relief, framed in oak ‘The Age of Enlightenment’ was hung at the Embankment Gallery, Somerset House, London in the exhibition of the National Open Art Competition 2014.
In 2014 Simon had two works exhibited at the annual exhibition of the Royal Society of Marine Artists at The Mall Galleries, London. He had a composition exhibited at the same gallery in the annual exhibition of the Society of Wildlife Artists.
‘Shoal 23’ Simon at the Royal Academy of Arts
In 2012 his stoneware relief ‘Ludlow Races’ was hung at the Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts in Piccadilly, London.